Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Synopsis: The second chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga. Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.
Director(s): Wes Ball
Production: 20th Century Fox
  2 wins & 5 nominations.
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131 min

Remember... I love you.

I love you, Thomas.




it's okay.

No, no, no!




Wake up! We gotta go! Come on!

Let's go! Let's go! We gotta go!

You all right? You all right?

Wait, wait, wait!

Where are you going?

We don't have time!

Come on!

Get out of here!

Cranks! We got Cranks!

Gotta move! Not safe out here, kid!

Got a swarm to the flank!

Go, kid! Go, go!

Set a perimeter!

Hold them back on the right side!

Come on, kids, let's go!

Let's go! Move it! Come on!

Keep moving! Keep moving!

Tell him to take off! We're clear!

You kids doing all right?

Sorry about all the fuss.

We had ourselves a bit of a swarm.

Who are you?

I'm the reason you're all still alive.

It's my intention to keep you that way.

Now, come with me.

We'll get you kids squared away.

You can call me Mr. Janson.

I run this place.

For us it is a sanctuary,

safe from the horrors of the outside world.

You all should think of it

as a way station.

Kind of a home between homes.

Watch yourselves.

That mean you're taking us home?

A home of sorts.

Sadly, there wouldn't be much left

of wherever you came from.

But we do have a place for you.

A refuge, outside the Scorch,

where WICKED will never find you again.

How does that sound?

Why are you helping us?

Let's just say the world out there

is in a rather precarious situation.

We're all hanging on

by a very thin thread.

The fact that you kids

can survive the Flare virus...

makes you the best chance

of humanity's continued survival.

Unfortunately, it also makes you a target,

as no doubt by now you've noticed.

Beyond this door lies the beginning

of your new lives.

First things first...

let's do something about that smell.

All right!

Oh, man!

Feels great!

Frypan, how you feel over there?

Wait, what is that?

Just a little cocktail.

Calcium, folate, vitamins A through Z.

Pretty much everything

you've been deprived of out there.

Try to relax.

Sure you got enough there?

Evening, Dr. Crawford.

Good evening.

How are the new arrivals holding up?

So far, so good.

All right.

And you must be Teresa.



Come with me, please.

Thomas, thank you for seeing me.

I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

I was just hoping we might get a moment

to chat in private, away from the others.


I won't take up

too much of your time.

I really only have one question.

What do you remember about WICKED?

You're not in trouble.

We're just having a conversation.

I'm just trying to understand.

Understand what?

Whose side are you on?

I remember I used to work for WICKED.

I remember that they sent me

into the maze.

I remember watching my friends die

in front of me.

I'm on their side.


You say you worked for WICKED,

but they sent you into the maze.

Why would they do something like that?

I don't know. Maybe you should've

asked them before you killed them all.

I'll be sure to keep that in mind.

Enjoy the rest of your stay.

That's it?

Yeah, you've told me

everything I need to know.

You and your friends have all

been cleared to join the others.

Soon you'll all be moving

on to greener pastures.



Hey, Thomas!

Hey, Minho, what's going on?

We weren't the only maze.

Come on.

And there was this big, loud explosion,

and these guys came out of nowhere.

Started shooting up the place.

It was intense.

They pulled us out of the maze

and brought us here.

What about the rest?

The other people left behind in the maze,

what happened to them?

I don't know.

I guess WICKED still has them.

- How long you guys been here?

- Not long.

Just a day or two.

That kid over there has been here

the longest.

Almost a week.

His maze was nothing but girls.


Some guys have all the luck.

Good evening, gentlemen. Ladies.

You all know how this works.

If you hear your name called...

please rise in an orderly fashion,

join my colleagues behind me...

where they will escort you

to the eastern wing.

Your new lives are about to begin.








All right. Settle down.

Franklin. And Abigail.

Now, now, don't get discouraged.

If I could take more, I would.

There's always tomorrow.

Your time will come.

Go on, eat up.

Where are they going?

Far from here.

Lucky bastards.

Some kind of farm. A safe place.

They can only take in

a couple of people at a time.

What the hell?

Hey, Teresa?


Hey, hey, hey.

Where are they taking her?

They just have to run a few more tests.

Don't worry,

they'll be done with her soon.

Is she okay?

She's fine.

I got top bunk.

Too slow.

I could get used to this.

Yeah. It's not bad.

Hey, what do you think

those guys want with Teresa?

Now, if there's one thing I know about that girl,

she can take care of herself.

Don't worry about it.


Down here.

Oh, my God.

Come on. Follow me.


Hurry, this way.

Come on.

Hey, wait a second.

What the hell are we doing?

Come on, we're gonna miss it.

What the hell am I doing?

What are we doing?

Come here.


What the hell was that?

They bring in new ones every night

like clockwork.

You know what they do with them?

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T.S. Nowlin

T.S. Nowlin is an American screenwriter best known for writing The Maze Runner. more…

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